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Most people are surprised to learn that I studied in France and spent a half year working with a religious organization in Zimbabwe.
Michael Krucker
Partner, J.D.

Experience
As leader of our employee benefits consulting group, I advise clients on designing, implementing, and operating employee benefit programs to stay competitive in the market and increase employee engagement. I specialize in qualified retirement plans. Additionally, I lead the firm’s executive compensation practice. While I work with clients in all industries, most of them are in manufacturing and distribution, professional services, not-for-profit, technology, healthcare, and government.My clients appreciate that I approach their questions with a holistic view; I focus on the big picture to understand the impact of decisions rather than simply addressing the question presented.

Since joining the firm in 2008, I’ve become an expert in the area of human capital, including employee benefits, human resources, and payroll. I love that the field is always changing. I enjoy helping clients shape the benefits programs that will help them remain competitive into the future. In fact, I’ve stayed with this career because I know that what I do makes a difference to my clients and in the lives of my clients’ employees.

I’m often asked to speak at seminars and present on webinars on various employee benefits topics. I’m a licensed attorney and a member of the Michigan State Bar. I serve on the advisory board for the Pathways program at Osborn High School in Detroit, and I’m involved in my local church in Midtown Detroit. I received my B.A. in political science from Michigan State University, a certificate in French studies from Université Stendhal Grenoble, and my J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

If I’m not working, you can usually find me hiking or backpacking with my wife, Jaime. While most people prefer to spend vacations at the beach or exploring cities, we prefer camping in the mountains or exploring the U.S. national parks. We’re particularly fond of Colorado, Utah, and Montana.